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Westerman Named to Natural Resources, Transportation Subcommittees

February 1, 2017
Press Release
Named Vice Chair of Federal Lands Subcommittee

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) has been named to five subcommittees under jurisdiction of the House Committees on Natural Resources and Transportation and Infrastructure.

Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) announced Westerman’s appointment Tuesday (January 31) to the Subcommittees on Energy and Minerals and Federal Lands, the latter of which Westerman will serve as vice chairman.

“This Congress presents a rare opportunity to advance new and better policies for taxpayers,” Bishop said in a press release announcing subcommittee assignments. “We’ve spent the time to identify the right team of leaders to build upon prior successes and advance creative ideas in this new environment to benefit people. From empowering states, tribes and local communities to enhancing land, water, energy and resource management, and in partnership with new executive leadership, I am proud to make these announcements and eager to tackle the important work before the committee.”

Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-09) announced Westerman’s appointment to three subcommittees: Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; Highways and Transit; and Aviation.

“With more than two million acres of federal land in the Fourth District, I am excited to serve as vice chair of the Federal Lands Subcommittee,” Westerman said. “My continued work on the Natural Resources Committee and appointment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committees give the people of the Fourth District a voice on issues that are of vital importance to our region. We must find long-term solutions to funding our nation’s infrastructure to provide the arteries that connect our resources and manufacturing to markets. I thank Chairmen Bishop and Shuster for these appointments.”

Westerman also serves on the House Committee on the Budget.